4 of 5 Suspects in Custody in San Jose Foothills Home Invasion

By NBC Bay Area staff
|  Thursday, Sep 12, 2013  |  Updated 6:08 PM PDT
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4 of 5 Suspects in Custody in SJ Foothills Home Invasion

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Several schools and libraries in the Alum Rock area of San Jose were on lockdown while authorities searched for a home invasion suspect.


Four of five suspects are in custody after a home invasion in the east San Jose foothills.

The Santa Clara Sheriff's Department responded to a home invasion in progress around 11:20 a.m. Thursday morning.

Two women were inside the home in the 14000 block of Chrisland Avenue in unincorporated San Jose when, police say, five men entered, possibly armed with hand guns. When the first deputy arrived, the men ran.

After a chase, one suspect was taken into custody.

San Jose police stepped in to help, and three more suspects were arrested in the area.

A sheriff's helicopter was deployed for the search, as were K-9 units from the San Jose Police Department, police said.

Officers are still searching for the fifth suspect. 

A very large area was blocked off for the investigation. Road closures included: Story at Roehampton, Clayton at Story, White at Story, and East Hills at White.

Schools and homes in the area were on lockdown.

The sheriff's department even launched emergency "robo-calls" to residents, warning them to lock their doors and stay inside their homes.
No injuries were reported and the motive is unknown.

Bay City News contributed to this report.

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